Press releases

Human Rights Consortium welcomes Thomas Pegram as the 2011 Visiting Fellow in Human Rights

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Thomas Pegram holds a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.  His doctorate research was on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in democratizing political systems, with a particular interest in their human rights and political accountability function.  He was the NHRI Fellow of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program from 2008 to 2009 and is currently a Research Fellow at New York University School of Law.

The University of London launches its iTunes U platform

Tuesday 7 June 2011
School of Advanced Study
Learning content also shared through new YouTube EDU channel The University of London on iTunes U, an initiative led by the School of Advanced Study, enables researchers, students, and the public to download lectures, recitals, and other informative podcasts produced by or in association with the central divisions of the University, free of charge. Contributors to the University of London on iTunes U include: the School of Advanced Study, the UK’s national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences

Public lecture to be held on the implications of the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East for Commonwealth Africa, 18 March 2011

Thursday 17 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture on Friday 18 March 2011 on ‘Winds of change 2011: the implications of the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East for Commonwealth Africa’. The lecture will be given by James Robbins, Diplomatic Correspondent for the BBC News; Fergus Nicoll, The World Today & BBC World Service; and Dr Maha Abdul-Rahman, University of Cambridge.

Minister of State Lord Howell to give public lecture on ‘The Commonwealth – a global network for the 21st century’, 9 March 2011

Thursday 3 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture by the Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford on Wednesday 9 March 2011. Lord Howell’s lecture, on ‘The Commonwealth – a global network for the 21st century’ will be the first major speech in the UK by a government minister on the Coalition's attitude to the Commonwealth.

Associate Director of President Obama’s Fiscal Commission Marc Goldwein to give public lecture on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’

Monday 14 February 2011
School of Advanced Study
Press release date: 14 February 2011 The United States Presidency Centre (USPC) at the Institute for the Study of the Americas - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture by Marc Goldwein on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’ on 28 February 2011.

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